In front of the city library (Stadsbibliotheek) on the Hendrik Conscience Plein, there is a wonderful statue of Hendrik ... More
Hendrik Conscience Plein en Beeld
In front of the city library (Stadsbibliotheek) on the Hendrik Conscience Plein, there is a wonderful statue of Hendrik Conscience (1812-1883), the 19th century writer who taught his fellow countrymen to read. The market square, built by the catholic Jesuits in a poor quarter of the old city centre, is also named after this extremely important Flemish writer. The sole purpose of the flamboyant architecture of the square, was to impress the inhabitants and counter the growing influence of the Protestant Church which was gradually becoming more powerful at the time. This explains the decoration of the Jesuit buildings and the square itself.
The Flandria River Trips company has built up quite a reputation in Antwerp; they're the ideal way of getting a
completely different view of Antwerp from the river Scheldt. Several programs are available. There are 50 minute trips, disembarking ...
The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they
founded the béguinages, enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles ...
The river Scheldt divides the city of Antwerp into two major parts. On the right bank you have the old
city center and the old harbor and across the river the newly developed Linkeroever or Left Bank. Besides the ...
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